On the go

Discipline, routine, and stability are critical to creative work. The philosophical opposite—the ability to work quickly, on the go, and with whatever is in front of you—is just as valuable.

Hugh MacLeod illustrates on small business cards for this reason; he can carry them anywhere, quickly whip them out when he gets an idea, and complete the work quickly. 

He writes in Ignore Everybody, “If you’re arranging your life in such a way that you need to make a lot of fuss between feeling the itch and getting to work, you’re putting the cart before the horse.” 

See also Virgil Abloh managing his projects on WhatsApp and his text messages. See also 8 lessons on creativity from Virgil Abloh.

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